Nature, culture & sport

Garmisch-Partenkirchen offers a huge range of activities bound to suit every taste and hobby – all year round! Whether you’re a nature enthusiast, sports fan or culture aficionado, you’re guaranteed to strike the perfect balance during your visit to us.

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Hiking, cycling & mountain biking

The hiker’s paradise which is the Wetterstein mountains literally lies at your feet. You can also explore our mountains on two wheels. Garmisch boasts an extensive network of cycling and mountain biking routes.

Winter sports paradise

Garmisch-Partenkirchen is one of Germany’s highest ski resorts. The legendary ski and natural snow slopes and fantastic downhill runs extend over 60 kilometres of slopes. The Zugspitze glacier awaits with a magnificent panorama, which you can enjoy in one of our rustic ski huts.

Events & culture

Art, theatre, exhibitions and concerts – culture blossoms in the countryside, too. Be inspired by the diverse events and the history of our picturesque Garmisch!

A winter sports tradition


Garmisch-Partenkirchen offers an absolutely superlative range of winter sports activities. It’s no coincidence that the ski elite meets here each year. Garmisch hosts the Ski World Cup and the Four Hills Tournament. The list of sporting activities the town offers, including ski touring, cross-country skiing and ice-skating, is a long one. The large number of possible family excursions is equally diverse. Long sleigh rides, igloo-building or hiking with alpacas are unforgettable experiences…

  • Skiing
  • Ski touring
  • Snowshoe hiking
  • Tobogganing
  • Sledge-building
  • Curling
  • Ice hockey
  • Ice-skating
  • Igloo-building
  • Hiking with alpacas
  • Igloo-building
  • Cross-country skiing
  • Biathlon course
  • Snowboarding
  • Winter hiking
  • Horse-drawn sleighing
  • Wild animal feeding
  • Ski- or snowboard-building
  • Powder snow course

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Recharge your batteries


Relax and rejuvenate on our sunny pastures, and treat yourself to a tingling dip in our clear mountain lakes. The natural surroundings in Garmisch-Partenkirchen make each summer simply unforgettable. Be it in the mountains, high up in the air or down in the water, we’ll find the perfect activity for you.

  • MTB tours
  • E-bike tours
  • Paragliding
  • Mountain hiking
  • Mountaineering
  • Climbing courses
  • Sedgeway tours
  • Rafting
  • Dinghy tours
  • Golf
  • Climbing forest
  • Flying fox
  • Horse-drawn carriage ride
  • Höllental Gorge
  • Summit tours
  • Archery
  • Hike to the King’s House on Schachen

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365 days of pleasure

All year round

There’s always something to do in Garmisch-Partenkirchen! Here, the weather and the season are irrelevant. Enjoy a day at the thermal baths, visit historic sights or experience an evening in a mountain hut, complete with torch-lit hike. We’ll be happy to help you organise your excursion.

  • Torch-lit hike
  • Evening in a mountain hut
  • Cookery course/team cooking
  • Partnach Gorge
  • Chocolate tasting
  • Guided tour of the Great Olympic Hill (ski jumping hill)
  • Tour of Alpsitze/Zugspitze
  • Visit to the historic Ludwigstrasse/Frühlingsstrasse

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Customs and traditions


Tradition and customs meet the modern age! Garmisch-Partenkirchen’s cultural offering includes some events which truly are the crème de la crème. The KULTurSOMMER (Cultural Summer Festival) and the Richard Strauss Festival are just a few of countless memorable events held in the town each year. Go on a guided tour of Garmisch, visit one of our numerous museums or enjoy theatrical performances and evening concerts. Garmisch is also a popular point of departure for visits to historic local sights.

  • Richard Strauss Festival
  • Linderhof Palace
  • Neuschwanstein Castle
  • Ettal Abbey
  • Oberammergau Passion Plays
  • Violin Making Museum in Mittenwald
  • Gabriele Münter House
  • Franz Marc Museum
  • Munich
  • Innsbruck

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